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Outside the Boxcar: The Jason Heyward Zone

where to drop the albatross egg

I don’t think that even Samuel Taylor Coleridge envisioned the Cubs‘ current financial dilemma, centered around right fielder Jason Heyward, aka son of Carl Crawford.

And that’s putting it lightly. Heyward is a perennial Gold Glove outfielder and by all accounts a great guy to have in the clubhouse. But he hasn’t hit a lick. His swing is shuddersome. He looks like he’s trying to swat a mosquito with a telephone pole. It’s quixotic. Hell, it’s even anticlimactic, most of the time.

I don’t enjoy seeing Jason Heyward come to the plate. His defense is a thing of beauty, but he might benefit from a change. Carl Crawford eventually improved. The Uptons improved.

Whether it’s Derrek Lee wrist or whatever it is, it’s no fun to watch.

Let’s get rid of him, you say. Trade the bum. Lots of people, and even some writers, say it can’t be done. What should the Cubs do (and that one’s from last year)?

These guys don’t even have their tongue in their cheeks. They’re serious.

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Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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